Long time since my last post. Life is really, but really crazy lately.
Last month I needed to travel to Zurich for work and I needed to travel light, carrying only hand luggage.
Obviously I was not considering leaving my camera behind, specially going somewhere I haven’t been since the 80’s, but it all had to fit in a small cabin carrier.
Not much I could ditch.
Tripods in the cabin are a no-go and I also didn’t want to risk with the platypod (they don’t care about what it is, but the fact that it’s a chunk of metal). But the small table top tripod would do the trick.
Needed a zoom lens, they are biggish but a one lens does it all, so I could leave the primes home. Obviously no flash and other accessories also, after all it’s travel photography.
I use a battery grip and I love it. I actually don’t use it for the extra battery. I have big hands and the battery grip gives me the perfect holding to the camera. More stability, portrait grip but a bigger and heavier camera, which also requires me to use a larger (way larger) top loader. Though it broke my heart, battery grip stayed home and I dug out my old and smaller bag.
Could fit it all in the cabin carrier, with weight limits. Great! Boarded to Zurich!
I like walking the places and in a city like Zurich, which is full of small alleys, that’s the best way to find great shots. Walking around with a smaller and lighter camera, without having to sacrifice much in terms of usability was great! My back and my neck are really thankful!
Unfortunately I did not have the chance to look into my images (you know, the craziness that prevents me from shooting), but I have a lot of fun.
What’s your experience on that?